IMU Calibration in the field

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Just thought some of you might like this suggestion . . you can't align the IMUs and level the gimbal properly when there is no level surface so when I went out to a breakwater to film the powerboat race I took along a modified tripod and a bubble level . . .No level spot here so here's what I did . . . worked like a charm! Pretty easy to do.

If you want to see the race footage I got, go to www.inskyphoto.com . . 1080p SLOW MOTION was good too.
I used the platform for takeoff and did a hand catch return. It was 85+Degrees hence the umbrella for shade.
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Just thought some of you might like this suggestion . . you can't align the IMUs and level the gimbal properly when there is no level surface so when I went out to a breakwater to film the powerboat race I took along a modified tripod and a bubble level . . .No level spot here so here's what I did . . . worked like a charm! Pretty easy to do.

If you want to see the race footage I got, go to www.inskyphoto.com . . 1080p SLOW MOTION was good too.
I used the platform for takeoff and did a hand catch return. It was 85+Degrees hence the umbrella for shade.
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Great idea!
Looks like I have a Friday night project.
Thanks for sharing :)


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Just thought some of you might like this suggestion . . you can't align the IMUs and level the gimbal properly when there is no level surface so when I went out to a breakwater to film the powerboat race I took along a modified tripod and a bubble level . . .No level spot here so here's what I did . . . worked like a charm! Pretty easy to do.

If you want to see the race footage I got, go to www.inskyphoto.com . . 1080p SLOW MOTION was good too.
I used the platform for takeoff and did a hand catch return. It was 85+Degrees hence the umbrella for shade.
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Amazing, Like your site! Great work!
 

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